query: family and community organizing

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Wed Jan 14 21:51:58 CST 2004

[ed:  thanks to Natasha for replying to Kay's query.]

From: Natasha Freidus <tasha at creativenarrations.net>

Close to Home, based in Dorchester, MA, organizes around family 
violence on a neighborhood basis.  They look at the intersection of 
community development and family violence, "...providing resources 
and training for communities' informal social and kinship networks-- 
family members, friends and neighbors -- so they can deal with 
domestic violence and begin changing social norms to prevent it."  

check them out at:

Natasha Freidus
Creative Narrations
(617)623-8995 (o)
(617)519-9932 (c)
tasha at creativenarrations.net

> From:           	"Kay Hannan" <drkay at elvis.com>
> Could anyone direct me to models where communities have
> mobilised to address dysfunction in families?
> I am looking for models that have addressed/are
> addressing factors that impact on family life.. be it
> domestic violence, drug, alcohol or gambling abuse,
> sexual abuse, child molestation or negligence or any
> other factors you know of which may have contributed to
> family breakdown.
> It is the nature of the model, and its ability to be
> tailored to my specific local situation which interests
> me.
> Many thanks
> Kay
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